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Inugami-san to Sarutobi-kun wa Naka ga Warui.  
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Inugami Tsubaki is the perfect girl and has her future perfectly planned: she's beautiful, smart, skilled in sports and loved by everyone. As the future head of the most powerful financial clan of Japan, it seems nothing can stop her. However, in her first day of high school, she meets Sarutobi Sanosuke, a wicked guy who outsmarts her and quickly becomes her enemy - what's going to happen between them?


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Associated Names
이누가미 양과 사루토비 군은 사이가 나쁘다
A Dog and Monkey Relationship.
Inugami-san and Sarutobi-kun Have a Bad Relationship.
Inugami-san to Sarutobi-kun wa Naka ga Warui

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c.17 (end) by Casanova about 1 year ago
c.16 by Casanova over 2 years ago
c.13-15 by Casanova over 2 years ago
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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (184 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 26th 2016, 10:35am PST



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Young Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Really Hard to Read   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by efendi11
May 14th, 2017, 10:47pm
A nice perfectionist girl has her entire life ruined by her only living family member for her supposed benefit. She then has to compete with a perverted narcissist who forces herself to humiliate herself and threatens her social position, only friendship, and future.
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Near the end she's developed a crippling inferiority complex, a sense of hopelessness and abandonment and disturbing attraction to her abuser.

But it's all okay! Because it was axed and so almost none of her efforts make any difference because in the end, she's not supposed to actually win! So the scenario she spent the entire story trying to prevent occurs almost unchanged while she has some feel-good change of heart, goes and finds herself and, thank god, doesn't end up with the guy.

The story is terribly paced and lacks any closure or sense that anything that happened was actually worthwhile, but the art is okay. Worth a read if you want to see what the depiction of a mangaka's fetish for humiliation looks like when it's not in a hentai manga, but mostly it's just depressing and a bit creepy.
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Its a good manga If you believe in gender equality   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by equalbutdifferent
October 9th, 2016, 12:28pm
This manga is really good manga if you believe in gender equality. All three characters are really interesting. They all have their own stories and the characters don't leech off each other. It also shows what a realistic positive harem would look like and also what it means for a business to adapt from the whole only hire family to actually hire people who are skilled enough for the Job. So if your into all this stuff than this manga is for you.The people who are commenting negative stuff about this manga are usually people who don't like independent characters. It is short but it is good
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Terrible Ending   
Rating: N/A
by Skull_Leader
February 22nd, 2016, 10:38pm
There are good endings where things get wrapped up nicely and the reader gets satisfying closure.

There are also so-so endings where things are open-ended but the reader can accept it because it made sense and tying up all the lose ends may not have been possible or sensible.

And then there are endings that make simply open up a can of worms and not only don't tie ANY loose ends, but only complicate things further and end up being a terrible ending that ruins the experience before.

The epilogue for this series is of the third type, where rather than tying things up, it takes the open-ended ending and blasts a giant hole in the wall. Perhaps it'd make for an interesting segway into a sequel, but for an ending it was pretty terrible and made me question whether I had just wasted my time reading 17 chapters of this.
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Not a pleasant read so far.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by jjm152
November 10th, 2015, 9:13pm
I've had a hard time reading this manga and it's mostly because Tsubaki is actually a very nice person and it's hard to see her be abused. She works hard and diligently at school in order to show respect for her family, she's gracious to people who she beats in contests, even people who are rude to her and she cares deeply for her friends. Yes, there is some point I think to her being able to learn how to handle not winning all the time, but generally we learn these lessons in ways that don't involve deep psychological torture and sexual harassment.

Inversely, Sanosuke is really a detestable human being. It's not because of his arrogance, or because of the wagers he makes (after all, part of it is Tsubaki's fault for foolishly accepting stupid terms) but because he revels in his own malice. Even if you want to believe that the things that Sanosuke does are ultimately for Tsubaki's own benefit, his actions are the difference between a parent punishing a child because it's necessary and one who does so simply because they enjoy the act of punishment.

Finally, don't be mislead by people who are comparing this manga's themes to things like S/M or sexism. Really, this manga has nothing to do with either of those topics. It reads more like a "bash fiction" that you might find some fan writing about a character from a t.v. show they hate. It's just mindless pummeling of Tsubaki over increasingly stupid contests and with reasoning that rivals the kind of nonsense a 5th grader might make up. Frankly it sucks and I find myself just wishing someone would use Sanosuke's head for a golf tee.
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I can't believe the people on the comments   
Rating: N/A
by BlackOrion
January 4th, 2015, 4:29pm
It's clear as the day since the first chapter that the MC's Grandfather hired Sarutobi to "train" Inugami into being a better heir, because she "apparently grow up thinking she needed to match up the expectations put onto her rather than being herself" or some other bull like that.
Further more, this kind of plot in shonen is rather common when gender-bent, the male main character getting defeated by the girl that just transferred in everything he though he was good at, and not really uncommon on Shoujo, both one way and the other. So, while I don't mind people not liked the manga, since I don't think it's that good, I would really like it if people stop bringing the whole "battle of the sexes" and "discrimination" arguments on a manga that's not really about that.

Finally, my real concern whit this manga is how the author sucks at writing "smart" people, the stuff he thinks clever seems like a third grader attempt at being smart.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2015, 10:41am
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Too soon to tell - EDIT: Nope   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by 7godeohs
June 23rd, 2014, 8:46pm
Original Review:

I'll cautiously agree with jasperv - it's too soon to judge, This is definitely not Renai Shimasen ka which was a refreshing, entertaining, and sweet read, so this follow-up work is especially jarring for existing on the total opposite end of spectrum. This not Nana to Kaoru, where for all their use of ropes/gags/etc. the underlying emotions are gentle and romantic.

I can't tell where this is going, but the lack of 'romance' tag as a category gives me cause for concern (EDIT: Ok they added one recently. There's still a loooong way to go to get there). If this becomes just an episodic game of humiliation then it will quickly wear thin for many. I'm hoping there is a broader reason for his treatment of her and that he will eventually come to like/love her - they might actually see each other as equals. Could just be wishful thinking though.

Final Thouhts:

Yeah, so it must have gotten axed which was probably for the best. The rushed ending was rather terrible considering everything that happened. The 'Romance' tag was removed entirely. The art was good, that's about all I can say. The mangaka REALLY needs to get back to his days of "Renai Shimasen Ka." That was a cute and refreshing romance that many people enjoyed, although it ended a bit abruptly - so maybe it was axed too. Anyone know?

... Last updated on January 26th, 2016, 6:16am
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too early to judge   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
June 1st, 2014, 1:03am
me too was taken back by this new work of Tachibana Roku.
after the interesting oneshot and the solid "Renai Shimasen ka?"
the mangaka had a promising start, and a potential to do something different.
yes, it's still too early to judge if this is about psychological S&M, if it was why the POV is the female protag, also she's referred to as the "Heroine", and the vilain the male protag, maybe this is what makes this manga different.
I'm still hoping for something new and interesting.
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A rare and more morally disgusting type of SM   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mystichead
April 14th, 2014, 2:29am
Just like Drpepper b4 me said its an SM oriented work.... Not the nice type like Nana to Kaoru
But the more disturbing type where the entertainment IS the person suffering and breaking without them doing the sexual pleasure of the masochism type...
Also this is on the subject of seeing how a strong woman breaks in suffering... As the entertainment.... I mean there's already enough horrible amounts and degree of sexism in the manga/anime world on avg .... This is taking it even further...
Granted despite all the revulsion and moral repugnunce I have for it...there's sadly and credit to the author that you hate it but want to see wht happens next.
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Minor form of SM   
Rating: N/A
by DrPepper
April 10th, 2014, 1:39am
That's a really exclusive manga i've read in a while. In my opinion it's a fine piece of art, especially since I like stories where a girl gets opressed by the male. This is kinda like a minor form of SM, whereas the male is humiliating the female. It's shown in chapter 3, that all the books are about taming strong-willed dogs and I gotta say that's the best part of SM, when a strong willed female breaks.
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Rating: N/A
by Kracid
April 6th, 2014, 7:45pm
I just generally like this because it's full of hatred. the woman is to high of herself, but them it's a ommon manga.. so everyone is really, and all that competes with itself. In any case another broing ass manga, tired of this shit....
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